Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update this week on our Facebook page? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building process. It’s been a busy month at the yard, preparing for the December holidays when things will slow down a bit in Italy. However, that won’t stop the progress and the ship is still on schedule for a July 2021 delivery.
As you can see from the main photo above, the magrodome has been placed above the Lido Pool.
There are elevators welded on the side of the ship because there is no power onboard and the interior elevators aren’t operational. These exterior elevators make it possible to move containers on board, and they will be removed before the ship is delivered.
The green unit you see in the below photo is a ventilation unit that pumps clean air into the ship and sucks out air that needs to be extracted. All of the welding creates dust that needs to be removed for the safety of the workers.
Rotterdam will have new Atrium Art that differs from its Pinnacle Class sisters. Currently the ship is preparing for the installation of the piece, which will happen in early 2021. The ceiling and floor have to be ready at the connection points.
In the photo above we are standing in the elevator lobby on Deck 2, facing aft. If you look beyond the Atrium you will see the staircase (in white). To the right is where Pinnacle Grill will be. Forward, where the aluminum is, will be Rudi’s Sel de Mer, and to the left of the Atrium will be Ocean Bar.
Here are a few more photos of some familiar areas.
The yard will continue with the ship despite the upcoming December holidays, and then the building will really start to move along at a rapid pace after Three Kings’ Day (Jan. 6). Several team members who will call Rotterdam home have already started working remotely and they will move to the yard Jan. 12 to oversee the rest of the building process in person.
Come back in January for the next “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update.